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Fall 2020 Course Descriptions

UNITE Distributed Learning provides access to live streaming video of class sessions plus same-day access to streaming video archives and downloadable video and audio files of course meetings to the students who enroll through UNITE in a UNITE section of the course.

SEMESTER SCHEDULE
The UNITE sections of a course follow the same semester schedule as the on-campus section of the course. This includes exams (which are sychronous events - see below) and homework deadlines as well as University deadlines for adding. dropping, refunds, etc.

EXAMS ARE SYNCHRONOUS
Students enrolled through UNITE are REQUIRED to take exams on the same day/same time as the students enrolled in the on-campus sections of the course. If you need to make other arrangements you will need to contact the instructor directly - work out these arrangements with the instructor before the 100% refund period ends.

EXAMS MUST BE PROCTORED BY A PERSON
Students enrolled through UNITE will need to submit a proctoring plan for exams to UNITE early in the semester for UNITE approval. UNITE will contact all students enrolled through UNITE to initiate this process shortly after the semester begins.

Final Exams: Final exam dates are posted in the official University of Minnesota Class Schedule. UNITE will stream video on Saturdays. If you are enrolled in a UNITE section with an exam on a Saturday, you will need to have a proctor administer the exam. If you need to make other arrangements you will need to contact the instructor directly.

HOMEWORK SUBMISSION AND RETURN
Homework may be submitted to UNITE via email or fax. Our office will record submissions and deliver to instructors and/or TAs for grading. Graded materials will be returned to your University email account when we receive it. Increasing, faculty and TAs are using Moodle course sites for submission and return of homework.

For more information, see "Step Two: Know How UNITE Works" at New to UNITE? Follow these Steps to Success. Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window..

The courses offered are subject to change. For the summer semester, UNITE will stop recording/streaming a course if there are no students enrolled in that course through UNITE.

Course descriptions taken from University Course Catalog site Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.. Courses topics may be revised per instructor. Contact instructor for more detailed and up-to-date information.

Grad 0999 – 51566 Call Number – UNITE students must register online themselves for this status. Graduate students registering for this status must register before the semester begins or they will be charged the normal late registration fees.

Undergraduate students taking classes on campus may only enroll in UNITE courses in the event of a course conflict AND with instructors' permission. See the UNITE Enrollment Policy for Undergraduate Students for full details.

Please note Important Fall Semester Dates.

NOTE FOR ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS: See UNITE Streaming Video Access for On-Campus Students Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window..


TENTATIVE FALL SCHEDULE

(updated April 9, 2020)

See online tools to search all credit offerings:
Class Schedules by Department Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. (hosted by Aerospace Engineering)
ClassInfo Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. (hosted by Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
(Note: These list ALL offerings - on-campus, including UNITE offerings)

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

AEM 5321 (co-taught with EE 5231) - Modern Feedback Control (3.0 cr)
Donatello Materassi Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
AEM 4321 or EE 4231 or ME 5281 or equiv
Description:
State space theory for multiple-input-multiple-output aerospace systems. Singular value decomposition technique, applications to performance/robustness. Linear quadratic gaussian and eigenstructure assignment design methods. Topics in H[infinity symbol]. Applications.

AEM 5401 - Intermediate Dynamics (3.0 cr)
Yohannes Ketema Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section onMWF 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE upper div or grad, 2012, Math 2243
Description:
Three-dimensional Newtonian mechanics, kinematics of rigid bodies, dynamics of rigid bodies, generalized coordinates, holonomic constraints, Lagrange equations, applications.

AEM 5451 (co-taught with EE 5251) - Optimal Filtering and Estimation (3.0 cr)
Demoz Gebre Egziabher Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[[MATH 2243 or STAT 3021 or equiv], [AEM 4321 or EE 4231 or ME 5281 or equiv]] or instr consent
Description:
Basic probability theory. Batch/recursive least squares estimation. Filtering of linear/non-linear systems using Kalman and extended Kalman filters. Applications to sensor fusion, fault detection, and system identification.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
Wei Shen Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section onTTh 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
BMEN 3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or instr consent
Description:
Commonly used biomaterials. Chemical/physical aspects. Practical examples from such areas as cardiovascular/orthopedic applications, drug delivery, and cell encapsulation. Methods used for chemical analysis and for physical characterization of biomaterials. Effect of additives, stabilizers, processing conditions, and sterilization methods.

BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics (3.0 cr)
Victor Barocas Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[[BMEN 3001 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]] or #; fall, spring, offered periodically
Description:
Introduction to biomechanics of musculoskeletal system. Anatomy, tissue material properties. Kinematics, dynamics, and control of joint/limb movement. Analysis of forces/motions within joints. Application to injury, disease. Treatment of specific joints, design of orthopedic devices/implants.

BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering (3.0 cr)
David Odde Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[BMEN 2401, BMEN [2501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in BMEN 5501], [MATH 2243 or MATH 2373]] or CSE upper div or grad student or instr consent
Description:
Engineering approaches to cell-related phenomena important to cell/tissue engineering. Receptor/ligand binding. Trafficking/signaling processes. Applications to cell proliferation, adhesion, and motility. Cell-matrix interactions.

BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering (3.0 cr)
Tay Netoff Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on
TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
BMEN 3401 recommended
Description:
Theoretical basis. Signal processing techniques. Modeling of nervous system, its response to stimulation. Electrode design, neural modeling, cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation. Prosthetic limbs, micturition control, prosthetic vision. Brain machine interface, seizure prediction, optical imaging of nervous system, place cell recordings in hippocampus.

BMEN 5412 - Neuromodulation (3.0 cr)
Matthew Johnson Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE upper div or grad student
Description:
Fundamentals of bioengineering approaches to modulate the nervous system, including bioelectricity, biomagnetism, and optogenetics. Computational modeling, design, and physiological mechanisms of neuromodulation technologies. Clinical exposure to managing neurological disorders with neuromodulation technology.

Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.BMEN 5501 - Biology for Biomedical Engineers (3.0 cr) Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.
Added to the UNITE schedule on Aoril 2nd, 2020!
Jonathan Sachs Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. Brian Herman Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
prereq: Engineering upper div or grad student
Description:
Concepts of cell/tissue structure/function. Basic principles of cell biology. Tissue engineering, artificial organs.

BMEN 8601 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
Casim Sarkar Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on Monday 3:35 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Lectures and demonstrations of university and industry research introducing students and faculty to methods and goals of biomedical engineering.


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COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

CSCI 3003/5465 - Introduction to Computing for Biologists (3.0)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 20 spaces total for 3003 and 5465 (20 spaces available as of February 26th)
Enrollment in 3003 is REQUIRES IN-PERSON ATTENDENCE in one of the ON-CAMPUS lab sections (section 002 is F 9:05 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; section 003 is F 11:15 p.m. - 1:05 p.m., section 004 is F 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.; when enrolling through UNITE in 3003, list which lab you would like to have on the UNITE registration form).

Chad Myers Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section onTTh 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Introductory biology course; non-CSE students only.
Description:
This course is designed for graduate students in biology or other related sciences that wish to learn fundamental computing skills that will enable them to develop their own computational approaches for meaningful interpretation of scientific data. Students will complete programming assignments in Python and R. No previous programming knowledge assumed.

CSCI 5103 - Operating Systems (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 pm. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 4061 or instr consent
Description:
Conceptual foundation of operating system designs and implementations. Relationships between operating system structures and machine architectures. UNIX implementation mechanisms as examples.

CSCI 5106 - Programming Languages (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section onTTh 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 4011 or instr consent
Description:
Design and implementation of high-level languages. Course has two parts: (1) language design principles, concepts, constructs; (2) language paradigms, applications. Note: course does not teach how to program in specific languages.

CSCI 5204 - Advanced Computer Architecture (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Antonia Zhai Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 4203 or EE 4363
Description:
Instruction set architecture, processor microarchitecture, memory, I/O systems. Interactions between computer software and hardware. Methodologies of computer design.


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CSCI 5304 - Computational Aspects of Matrix Theory (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 2031 or CSCI 2033 or instr consent
Description:
Perturbation theory for linear systems and eigenvalue problems. Direct/iterative solution of large linear systems. Matrix factorizations. Computation of eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Singular value decomposition. LAPACK/other software packages. Introduction to sparse matrix methods.

CSCI 5421 - Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 4041 or instr consent
Description:
Fundamental paradigms of algorithm and data structure design. Divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greedy method, graph algorithms, amortization, priority queues and variants, search structures, disjoint-set structures. Theoretical underpinnings. Examples from various problem domains. 

CSCI 5465/3003 - Introduction to Computing for Biologists (3.0)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 20 spaces total for 3003 and 5465 (20 spaces available as of February 26th)
Enrollment in 3003 is REQUIRES IN-PERSON ATTENDENCE in one of the ON-CAMPUS lab sections (section 002 is F 9:05 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; section 003 is F 11:15 p.m. - 1:05 p.m., section 004 is F 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.; when enrolling through UNITE in 3003, list which lab you would like to have on the UNITE registration form).

Chad Myers Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section onTTh 02:30 p.m. – 03:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Introductory biology course; non-CSE students only.
Description:
This course is designed for graduate students in biology or other related sciences that wish to learn fundamental computing skills that will enable them to develop their own computational approaches for meaningful interpretation of scientific data. Students will complete programming assignments in Python and R. No previous programming knowledge assumed.

CSCI 5481 - Computational Techniques for Genomics (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section onMW 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 4041 or instr consent
Description:
Techniques to analyze biological data generated by genome sequencing, proteomics, cell-wide measurements of gene expression changes. Algorithms for single/multiple sequence alignments/assembly. Search algorithms for sequence databases, phylogenetic tree construction algorithms. Algorithms for gene/promoter and protein structure prediction. Data mining for micro array expression analysis. Reverse engineering of regulatory networks.

CSCI 5511 - Artificial Intelligence I (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section onMW 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[CSCI 2041 or instr consent], grad student
Description:
Introduction to AI. Problem solving, search, inference techniques. Logic/theorem proving. Knowledge representation, rules, frames, semantic networks. Planning/scheduling. Lisp programming language.

CSCI 5521 - Introduction to Machine Learning (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Arindam Banerjee Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[[CSCI 2031 or CSCI 2033], STAT 3021] or instr consent
Description:
Problems of pattern recognition, feature selection, measurement techniques. Statistical decision theory, nonstatistical techniques. Automatic feature selection/data clustering. Syntactic pattern recognition. Mathematical pattern recognition/artificial intelligence. 

CSCI 5523 - Introduction to Data Mining (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 4041 or equiv or instr consent
Description:
Data pre-processing techniques, data types, similarity measures, data visualization/exploration. Predictive models (e.g., decision trees, SVM, Bayes, K-nearest neighbors, bagging, boosting). Model evaluation techniques, Clustering (hierarchical, partitional, density-based), association analysis, anomaly detection. Case studies from areas such as earth science, the Web, network intrusion, and genomics. Hands-on projects.

CSCI 5525 - Machine Learning (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Grad student or instr consent
Description:
Models of learning. Supervised algorithms such as perceptrons, logistic regression, and large margin methods (SVMs, boosting). Hypothesis evaluation. Learning theory. Online algorithms such as winnow and weighted majority. Unsupervised algorithms, dimensionality reduction, spectral methods. Graphical models.

CSCI 5551 - Robotics (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on T 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 2031 or CSCI 2033 or instr consent
Description:
Transformations, kinematics/inverse kinematics, dynamics, control. Sensing (robot vision, force control, tactile sensing), applications of sensor-based robot control, robot programming, mobile robotics, microrobotics.

CSCI 5611 - Animation & Planning in Games
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 4041 or CSCI 4611 or instr consent
Description:
Theory behind algorithms used to bring virtual worlds to life. Computer animation topics. Real-time, interactive techniques used in modern games. Physically-based animation, motion planning, character animation, simulation in virtual worlds.

CSCI 5619 - Virtual Reality and 3D Interaction (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 4611 or CSCI 5607 or 5115 or equiv or instr consent
Description:
Introduction to software, technology/applications in virtual/augmented reality, 3D user interaction. Overview of current research. Hands-on projects.

CSCI 5707 - Principles of Database Systems (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[CSCI 4041 or instr consent], grad student
Description:
Concepts, database architecture, alternative conceptual data models, foundations of data manipulation/analysis, logical data models, database designs, models of database security/integrity, current trends.

CSCI 5715 - From GPS and Virtual Globes to Spatial Computing (3.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Familiarity with Java, C++, or Python
Description:
Mathematical concepts, geo-information, representations, algorithms, data-structures/access methods, analysis, architectures, interfaces, reasoning, time.

CSCI 5801 - Software Engineering I (3.0)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 2041 or instr consent
Description:
Advanced introduction to software engineering. Software life cycle, development models, software requirements analysis, software design, coding, maintenance.

CSCI 8211 - Advanced Computer Networks and Their Applications (3.0)
Enrollment through UNITE is limited to 10 spaces (10 spaces available as of February 25th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on W 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 5211 or instr consent
Description:
Current research issues in traffic and resource management, quality-of-service provisioning for integrated services networks (such as next-generation Internet and ATM networks) and multimedia networking.

CSCI 8970 (co-taught with DSCI 8970) - Computer Science Colloquium (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on M 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines.
For Schedule, see the Computer Science & Engineering Colloquia Series Web Site Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.


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DATA SCIENCE

DSCI 8970 (co-taught with CSCI 8970) - Data Science Colloquium (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
Feng Qian Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on M 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines.
For Schedule, see the Computer Science & Engineering Colloquia Series Web Site Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

EE 4741 - Power Electronics (3.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
EE 3015, EE 3115
Description:
Switch-mode power electronics. Switch-mode DC power supplies. Switch-mode converters for DC and AC motor drives, wind/photovoltaic inverters, interfacing power electronics equipment with utility system. Power semiconductor devices, magnetic design, electro-magnetic interference (EMI).

EE 5231 (co-taught with AEM 5321) - Linear Systems and Optimal Control (3.0 cr)
Donatello Materassi Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[EE 3015, CSE grad student] or instr consent
Description:
Properties and modeling of linear systems. Linear quadratic and linear-quadratic-Gaussian regulators. Maximum principle.

Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.EE 5163 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices (3.0 cr) Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.
Added to the UNITE schedule on Aoril 2nd, 2020!
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
 [3161, 3601, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Principles/properties of semiconductor devices. Selected topics in semiconductor materials, statistics, and transport. Aspects of transport in p-n junctions, heterojunctions.

EE 5239 - Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization (3.0 cr)
Mingyi Hong Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[EE 3025, Math 2373, Math 2374, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Nonlinear optimization. Analytical/computational methods. Constrained optimization methods. Convex analysis, Lagrangian relaxation, non-differentiable optimization, applications in integer programming. Optimality conditions, Lagrange multiplier theory, duality theory. Control, communications, management science applications.

EE 5251 (co-taught with AEM 5451) - Optimal Filtering and Estimation (3.0 cr)
Demoz Gebre Egziabher Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[[MATH 2243, STAT 3021] or equiv], CSE grad student] or dept consent; EE 3025, EE 4231 recommended
Basic probability theory, stochastic processes. Gauss-Markov model. Batch/recursive least squares estimation. Filtering of linear/nonlinear systems. Continuous-time Kalman-Bucy filter. Unscented Kalman filter, particle filters. Applications.

EE 5301 - VLSI Design Automation I (3.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[EE 2301, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Basic graph/numerical algorithms. Algorithms for logic/high-level synthesis. Simulation algorithms at logic/circuit level. Physical-design algorithms.

EE 5323 - VSLI Design I (3.0 cr)
Chris Kim Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
This course uses software that is only available to students in CSELabs due to vendor licensing - there is no off-campus software option. Students will need to come to campus to use the software.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 3:35 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[EE 2301, EE 3115, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Combinational static CMOS circuits. Transmission gate networks. Clocking strategies, sequential circuits. CMOS process flows, design rules, structured layout techniques. Dynamic circuits, including Domino CMOS and DCVS. Performance analysis, design optimization, device sizing.

EE 5333 - Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3.0 cr)
Ramesh Harjani Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[EE 3115, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Fundamental circuits for analog signal processing. Design issues associated with MOS/BJT devices. Design/testing of circuits. Selected topics (e.g., modeling of basic IC components, design of operational amplifier or comparator or analog sampled-data circuit filter).


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EE 5501 - Digital Communication (3.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[EE 3025, EE 4501, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Theory/techniques of modern digital communications. Communication limits. Modulation/detection. Data transmission over channels with intersymbol interference. Optimal/suboptimal sequence detection. Equalization. Error correction coding. Trellis-coded modulation. Multiple access.

EE 5581 - Information Theory and Coding (3.0 cr) - removed by department 4/9/20

EE 5601 - Introduction to RF/Microwave Engineering (3.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[EE 3601, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Fundamentals of EM theory and transmission lines concepts. Transmission lines and network analysis. CAD tool. Lumped circuit component designs. Passive circuit components. Connectivity to central communication theme.

Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.EE 5616 - Antenna Design and Theory (3.0 cr) Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.
Added to the UNITE schedule on Aoril 2nd, 2020!
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on WF 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[[EE 5601 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5601], CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Antenna performance parameters, vector potential/radiation integral, wire antenna structures, broadband antenna structures, microstrips/aperture theory, antenna measurements.

EE 5627 - Optical Fiber Communication (3.0 cr) - removed by department 4/9/20

EE 5653 - Physical Principles of Magnetic Materials (3.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad student or dept consent
Description:
Physics of diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism. Ferromagnetic phenomena. Static/dynamic theory of micromagnetics, magneto-optics, and magnetization dynamics. Magnetic material applications.

Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.EE 5657 - Physical Principles of Thin Film Technology (4.0 cr) Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.
There will be an arranged ON-CAMPUS LAB for this course. Details will be posted here when we have them.
Added to the UNITE schedule on Aoril 2nd, 2020!
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:45 a.m..- 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad student
Description:
Fabrication, characterization, and application of thin film and nanostructured materials and devices. Focuses on vacuum deposition. Materials science. Hands-on, team-based labs.

EE 5745 - Wind Energy Essentials (2.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad student or dept consent
Description:
Design, planning, development/operation of wind energy facilities. Wind turbine generator types, wind forecasting/assessment, wind farm project development, grid integration, wind turbine controls, blade aerodynamics/acoustics, mechanical/hydrostatic transmissions, materials/structural reliability, wind turbine foundations, radar interference, role of public policy in wind energy.

EE 8163 - Quantum Electronics (3.0 cr) - Removed by department 4/2/20

EE 8660 - Magnetics Seminar (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
Beth Stadler Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on F 1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Current literature, individual assignments (no online seminar schedule available to share).

EE 8925 - Ethics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1.0)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on F 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Grad student in electrical engineering
Description:
Topics on issues such as data integrity, professional conduct, authorship, plagiarism, patents, copyrights, conflicts, and disclosures. Students study cases, present findings, and write report.


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INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

IE 3011 - Optimization I (4.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 10:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
IE 1101, MATH 2374, MATH 2373, Upper Division CSE
Description:

Optimization models, data/solutions, linear programming, simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, network optimization models, integer programming.

IE 5111 - Systems Engineering I (2.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on M 6:10 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE upper div or grad student;
Description:
Overview of systems-level thinking/techniques in context of an integrated, design-oriented framework. Elements of systems engineering process, including lifecycle, concurrent, and global engineering. Framework for engineering large-scale, complex systems. How specific techniques fit into framework.

IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making (4.0 cr) - Removed by department March 12, 2020

IE 5531 - Engineering Optimization I (4.0 cr)
(Also MATH 5711 - if you need the Math designation, send an email message to UNITE)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 11:15 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Upper div or grad student or CNR
Description:
Linear programming, simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, interior point methods, integer programming, branch/bound/dynamic programming. Emphasizes applications in production/logistics, including resource allocation, transportation, facility location, networks/flows, scheduling, production planning.

IE 5532 - Stochastic Models (4.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 10:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Undergraduate probability and statistics. Familiarity with computer programming in a high level language
Description:
Introduction to stochastic modeling and stochastic processes. Probability review, random variables, discrete- and continuous-time Markov chains, queueing systems, simulation. Applications to industrial and systems engineering including production and inventory control.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.ME 3333 - Heat Transfer (3.0 cr) Icon to indidate the this is new to the UNITE schedule.
Added to the UNITE schedule on March 12th, 2020!
This course has a REQUIRED IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS LAB on Mondays from 9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
REQUIRED ON-CAMPUS LAB on M 9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. in 45 Rapson Hall Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. on the East Bank.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
ME upper div, ME 3332
Description:
Mechanisms of heat transfer. Conduction, convection, radiation. Boundary layer analysis using momentum and energy equations. Applications such as fins, heat exchangers, electronics cooling, bioheat transfer, energy conversion technologies, phase change energy storage and boiling.

ME 5281 - Analog and Digital Control (4.0 cr) - removed 4/7/20

ME 5344 - Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow With Applications (4.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 10:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
ME 3333, CSE upper div or grad student
Description:
Conservation of mass, momentum, energy. Relevant thermodynamic properties. Nozzles, diffusers, thrust producers, shocks. Fluid-wall frictional interactions. Wall heat transfer, internal heat release. Temperature recovery. Mass addition. Chemical thermodynamics/applications.

ME 8341 - Conduction (3.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:00 a.m. ‑10:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Undergrad class in heat transfer or instr consent
Description:
Advanced understanding/application of conduction/diffusion to heat/mass transfer problems. Solving ordinary/partial differential equations related to physics of diffusion. Special topics in numerical microscale heat transfer.

PHYSIOLOGY

PHSL 5061 - Principles of Physiology for Biomedical Engineering (4.0 cr)
Steven Wu Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWThF 10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Biomedical engineering grad, one yr college chem and physics and math through integral calculus
Description:
Human physiology with emphasis on quantitative aspects. Organ systems (circulation, respiration, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, muscle, central and peripheral nervous systems), cellular transport processes, and scaling in biology.

STATISTICS

STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
This course has a required lab. UNITE is live streaming the Section 003/884 lab for students off-campus. UNITE-enrolled students will be enrolled in Section 884.
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 10:10 a.m. ‑11:00 a.m.
UNITE streams live video of the Section 884 lab on T 8:00 - 8:50
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for STAT 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
Description:
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique.

STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I (3.0 cr)
This course has a required lab. UNITE is live streaming the Section 003/884 lab for students off-campus. UNITE-enrolled students will be enrolled in Section 884.
Singdhansu B Chatterjee Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 9:05 a.m. ‑9:55 a.m.
UNITE streams live video of the Section 884 lab on T 8:00 - 8:50
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[Math 2263 or Math 2374 or Math 2573H], [CSCI 2033 or Math 2373 or Math 2243]
Description:
Logical development of probability, basic issues in statistics. Probability spaces. Random variables, their distributions and expected values. Law of large numbers, central limit theorem, generating functions, multivariate normal distribution.

STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0 cr)
This course has a required lab. UNITE is live streaming the Section 003/884 lab for UNITE-enrolled students. UNITE-enrolled students will be enrolled in Section 884.
Kazeem Adepoju Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 2:30 p.m. ‑3:20 p.m.
UNITE streams live video of the Section 884 lab on Th 1:00 p.m. ‑ 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
STAT 5101 or Math 5651
Description:
Sampling, sufficiency, estimation, test of hypotheses, size/power. Categorical data. Contingency tables. Linear models. Decision theory.


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